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    Cat charity offers free CPD for vet nurses

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is making its webinar channel free to access for all veterinary professionals during the coronavirus crisis. Normally only accessible by ISFM members, the channel has been opened up as a free resource...

    Vet nurses' CPD requirement reduced by 25% for 2020

    The RCVS has reduced the annual requirement of hours of CPD that veterinary nurses are expected to undertake in 2020 by 25% due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The annual minimum requirement for veterinary nurses will be reduced from 15 to 11...

    A big thanks to all vet nurses from the RSPCA

    The RSPCA has thanked the veterinary profession for its support as the charity endeavours to maintain an emergency-only service to animals through the coronavirus crisis. RSPCA Chief Veterinary Officer, Caroline Allen, today praised the vets and nurses...

    Benchmarking tool allows practices to simulate the impact of coronavirus

    Veterinary Insights is highlighting VetViewer, its free practice performance benchmarking service, as a way for veterinary practices to simulate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and plan for the future. VetViewer is currently used by over 400...

    Free BEVA membership for vet nurses

    The BEVA has announced that from today, it is dropping membership renewal charges for all veterinary nurses for the next three months to help support you during the COVID-19 crisis. All existing BEVA members will have their membership automatically...

    BSAVA launches triage tool for use during coronavirus pandemic

    The BSAVA has produced a triage tool designed to help staff in small animal practice identify and process emergency canine and feline cases during the coronavirus pandemic. The tool is available to all practices, free of charge. The downloadable...

    BVNA issues coronavirus guidance for vet nurses

    The British Veterinary Nursing Association has issued some practical advice concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the steps veterinary nurses should be taking. First and foremost the Association says the profession should only provide urgent and...

    Clarification about what vets are allowed to do during coronavirus lockdown

    The BVA and the RCVS have issued a statement which clarifies what work veterinary surgeons and practices are allowed to do under the coronavirus lockdown. On 23rd March, the Government demanded that the majority of public-facing businesses close their...

    Animal Health Trust set to close

    The Animal Health Trust, the veterinary research charity which employs 257 staff at its centre near Newmarket, has announced that without an injection of funds, it will be forced to close at the end of the month. The charity says that it had already...

    Voting opens in the 2020 RCVS VN Council Elections

    Voting in the 2020 RCVS VN Council Election is now open. There are 13 candidates standing in this year’s VN Council elections, including two existing VN Council members eligible for re-election and 11 candidates not currently on Council. They...

    VN Council suspends requirements for student VNs and training programmes

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council has agreed to suspend the requirements for veterinary nurse students and veterinary nurse training programmes. Julie Dugmore, RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing, said: "We...
  • STOP PRESS. BVA webinar: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession. Noon tomorrow.

    BVA President Daniella Dos Santos is hosting a COVID-19 webinar for all members of the practice team at noon tomorrow (Sunday 22nd March). The aim of the webinar is to help bring everyone together to support one another and review how the profession...

    Remote veterinary consultation providers step up activity

    Two limited-service, remote veterinary consultation providers have stepped up their activities following the coronavirus outbreak. Joii has announced that its free vet nurse consultations and £20 consultations with veterinary surgeons will now...
  • RCVS goes home

    The RCVS has announced that all its staff are now working from home and that Belgravia House has now closed indefinitely. The College says it will, however, continue to operate as close to normality as possible, with the main support services for veterinary...

    TVM takes 'Lunch and Learn' sessions online

    TVM UK has announced that is taking its 'Lunch and Learn' CPD sessions, which normally take place in practices, online. The sessions, which are delivered by the company's territory managers and cover things like toxicology, ophthalmology...

    Bucks referral centre announces steps to maintain business as usual

    Buckinghamshire-based Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) has announced the various steps it is taking to maintain a near normal service for referring practices and clients in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. HSR, which provides emergency and...

    RCVS sets out revised timeline for 'under care' review

    The RCVS has set out a new methodology and timeline for its review of its guidance to the profession on ‘under care’ and 24/7 out-of-hours emergency cover. The review, which had been due to start in late 2019, will now start in April 2020...
  • Coronavirus: VetNurse Jobs now free for practices to advertise for help

    From today and until further notice, VetNurse.co.uk and VetSurgeon.org Jobs are free of charge, so that practices which find themselves with staffing problems over the coming months can broadcast a shout for help. When you post a job advert, or a shout...

    Coronavirus: BSAVA 2020 cancelled

    For the first time in over 60 years, the BSAVA has cancelled Congress due to the global spread of coronavirus. The Association says it delayed this decision as late as possible, and whilst the most recent government advice does not prohibit large public...

    Animalcare launches four more free webinars

    Animalcare has launched four CPD webinars for veterinary surgeons on The Webinar Vet. The webinars, which are free of charge, are: A practical guide to propentofylline in practice Buprenorphine or methadone – which should I use? Using...

    Kit Sturgess elected new RCVS Junior Vice-President

    RCVS Council has elected Dr Christopher (Kit) Sturgess to be Junior Vice-President of the College for 2020-21. Kit, who has served on Council as an elected member since 2013, is currently the Chair of the RCVS Finances & Resources Committee and...

    Midlands-based referral practice declared Best UK Vet 2020

    West Midlands-based Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service has been announced as the winner of VetHelpDirect.com's Best UK Vet Awards 2020. The awards are based on more than 11,000 pet owner reviews submitted to VetHelpDirect.com over...

    Search for most rabbit-friendly vet nurses

    Burgess Pet Care and the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund are inviting nominations for three new awards to celebrate the work of rabbit-friendly vet nurses, vets and practices in the UK. Judges for the UK Rabbit Vet of the Year, the Rabbit Nurse...

    New tech to improve tumour-removal at Surrey referral centre

    Surrey-based North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) has installed a £55,000 SonoCure ultrasonic surgical aspirator which it says will allow it to take tumour treatment to another level. NDSR’s director of neurology Rodolfo Capello said...

    Vet nurse takes the lead at new 24/7 ECC unit in Swindon

    Eastcott Referrals, in Swindon, has launched a £500,000 Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) unit being led by David Mackenzie, an advanced practitioner in ECC and RVN Harriet Deering, the clinical lead. Eastcott says all staff working in the ECC...